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Rollercoaster of emotion was posted 06/30/2009 05:23 pm by Mary R
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My husband was diagnosed a year ago, two surgeries and the gambit of chemo & radition treatment and we still feel the rollercoaster ride ...altho the last scan and labs showed him to be cancer free. We too go from just treasuring the fact that he is alive, to being scare that the next tests may show something new. We have learned maybe to live life a little fullest, take time to continue to live, to make new memories, to experience new things. To,'Take care to wonder at the world through which you wander...for you live in a world full of miracles galore...' We allow ourselves to feel depressed from time to time ... we talk about our feelings...we acknowledge being scared. A month before his diagnosis we took a wonderful vacation in Germany ...little did we know what we were going to face in the year ahead. We have a strong Faith in God to see us through whatever we must face. My husband was able to have a Whipple. He did have treatment with Gemzar. He did not have any side effects from that ...no hair loss. During radiation and 5-FU pump, he did have a blood clot. We learned to deal with each phase as it came as best we could... that's all any of us can do. It's ok to be depressed ...this is a depressing illness so full of uncertainties. It's ok to recognize depression ...talk about it and accept help with it. Antidepressants can be very helpful. Remember ... each person reacts differently then another. So, part of this is very individual. We can tell you our stories... but that may not be what you will experience. With prayers for strength to see you through this! Mary

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